Reading the trip advisor reviews before booking produced an astonishingly high percentage of "excellents" which although encouraging, led me (being conservative by nature) to believe that even if Riad Badi was half as good as the reviews claimed, we would at least be comfortable.
In the event, this is 5 star quality at a very affordable price! The seven large guest rooms are individual and contemporary in their design, with very comfortable king-sized beds, very good quality bed linen and an abundance of towels to dry off after a monsoon shower. Christian and Isabelle (emigres from Aix-en-Provence) treat their guests like family friends and are very happy to oblige with guests' small requests --- Christian gives a very good short tour of the immediate surroundings to gain your bearings, and will offer to guide you to destinations within the Medina with which you may not be familiar. The breakfasts (freshly squeezed orange juice, pastries, yoghurts, fruit, with choice of various teas or coffee) are huge and allow you to set off in the morning to explore with a spring in your step! Should you wish to have dinner in the Riad, then an excellent three-course meal is served for EUR20 (wine extra -- at cheaper than restaurant prices). By design, the Riad courtyard is cool, but there is a roof-top terrace to sun-bathe or relax under an awning and observe the storks nesting on the nearby medina wall. It is hard to imagine, within the cool calm of Riad Badi, that the street markets are only 300 metres away!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riad Badi is a guesthouse situated right in the old centre of Marrakech. Most of the city's main attractions such as the Palais Badi, the Palais Bahia and the Saadiens tombs are within walking distance. The famous Djemaa El Fna Square is just at less than 10 minutes walk away.Riad Badi accommodates guests in seven spacious and comfortable rooms. The rooms are double, twin or triple with reverse air conditioning and safe box. They provide en suite bathroom with shower, towels, toiletries and hairdryer. ... more less
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